A welcome addition to the folklore collection-- The Book List, New York, etc. This is not only a very good collection of tales-- it is also a very good collection of stories from a part of the world that deserves to be better known. - The Daily Standard Times, New Bedford, Mass With the Current interest in the Far East, these tales ... will be most welcome to the classroom teachers as well as to the librarians for story hour ... all elementary libraries should have at least one copy. - M. L. Krohn, Shaker Heights Board of Education, Ohio
Dr. Ashraf Siddiqui was born in 1927 at Nagbari, Tangail. He is an eminent educationalist and littérateur of Bangladesh and has taught at Dhaka University and government colleges. He had been Director of Central Board for Development of Bengali, Director of General Bangla Academy and Chairman of the national news agency, BSS. Siddiqui has over fifty publications to his credit, and has received numerous literary awards including the highest state award for culture, the Ekushey Padak.